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Day4 Notes

  1. 1. Instructor: Adam T. Perzynski, PhD January 26, 2009
  2. 2. INTERNET, VIDEO AND DEMOCRACY USSO 286I
  3. 3. Modernism <ul><li>Social interaction is mediated. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbolic representations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book, Newspaper, TV, Internet, Youtube </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fidelity of symbolic representations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can we create communication rules that facilitate honest communication that drives social and technological progress? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Democracy <ul><li>Do we even know what this is? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evidence, Criticality, and Truth <ul><li>Is there evidence that suggests the internet creates or promotes democracy? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there differences in the level of truth in different forms of media? </li></ul><ul><li>Are videos more factual? </li></ul><ul><li>Does evidence even matter? </li></ul><ul><li>Are our modernist ideas able to adequately comprehend this technology? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Access <ul><li>Does the availability and accessibility of the internet have any relation to the promotion of democracy or lack thereof? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of resources condition access? </li></ul><ul><li>Stratification, class systems and Digg </li></ul>
  7. 7. Anonymity <ul><li>If we aren’t our true “selves” when we are online, then who are we, and how can our interactions possibly promote democracy? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a loss of anonymity protection with online video? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this challenge or promote the way we think about the online medium? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who owns the internet? <ul><li>Do people even communicate on the internet? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is in control of ideas in cyberspace? </li></ul><ul><li>Which ideas are most “potent” and who decides? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any “free” places? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Extensions of Man <ul><li>“ Online video is just another way that people can make their opinions known.” EXTREME SADFACE </li></ul><ul><li>Do we even know what the internet is? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we even know what online videos are? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they more like hammers? Or like Germany? </li></ul>

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